Photos: Occupy Sacramento, Cesar Chavez Park, Sacramento – October 15, 2011

Occupy Sacramento, Cesar Chavez Park 10-15-11

Occupy Sacramento, Cesar Chavez Park 10-15-11

Above are two photos from last Saturday’s event at Occupy Sacramento in Cesar Chavez Park, Sacramento (15 October 2011).

It is worth noting the Occupy Movement highlights the importance of a city to have plenty of good public space, such as a local park.

As an aside, there were apparently 600 protesters in Cesar Chavez Park that day.

Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl On October 1

University Archives

In celebration of National Archives Month, the City of Sacramento is hosting its first ever “Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 1 October 2011 (11AM-4PM). Archives and Special Collections libraries from around the Sacramento region will share rare items, such as historic photographs and artifacts, from their collections.

This FREE event; sponsored by the Sacramento History Foundation, California State Library Foundation, Gordon-Goldstein Foundation, and Hoppy Brewing Company; will take place at four Downtown Sacramento locations:

Visit at least three of the locations for a pretty cool prize.

Looking south over Sacramento River with I and M Street Bridges in view, Southern Pacific Rail yards in foreground, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1930

Among the participating institutions include:

-California Department Of Transportation
-California State Parks Archives
-California State Railroad Museum Library
-El Dorado County Historical Museum
-Little People Of America Archive
-National Archives At San Francisco
-Placer County Museums Archives & Research Center
-Sacramento Historic City Cemetery Archives
-Society Of California Archivists
-Temple/Congregation B’nai Israel Archives
-Yolo County Archives

This event represents a unique opportunity to view rarely displayed historical items. Please click here for exhibit locations.

[photos via University Libraries, University of Maryland | leiris202]

WALKSacramento’s FREE Sacramento Safe Routes Five E’s Conference On October 21

Safe Routes To School

The Third Annual WALKSacramento Sacramento Safe Routes Five E’s Conference will take place on 21 October 2011 (8:30AM-4PM PST) at the Sacramento County Office of Education (10474 Mather Boulevard Mather, CA).

The event is FREE.

The conference agenda is not available yet, but view conference materials from 2009 and 2010 for a sense of what to expect.

Please note: International Walk to School Day is October 5.

[image via Northside Independent School District]

FREE E-Recycling Event At YMCA Sacramento On September 24

e-recycle

YMCA Sacramento (2021 W Street, Sacramento) is hosting a FREE Electronics Recycling (E-Recycling) Event on 24 Sacramento 2011 (9AM-3PM PST).

The event is sponsored by All Green Electronics Recycling, e-Stewards, and eRecycle.org.

Please bring your unused electronics so they do not end up in landfills. ALL electronics include:

-Cables and Wires
-Cell Phones
-Computers
-Ink and Toner Cartridges
-Laptops
-Microwaves
-Monitors
-MP3 Players
-Printers
-Scanners
-Televisions

Please note: For computers with hard disks, please make sure you securely erase the drives. I personally prefer Darik’s Boot And Nuke, but there are numerous “data shredding” programs available.

UPDATE: While the flyer I received does not say it explicitly, appliances will probably not be accepted. Not certain, but please double check.

[photo via First Electric Newspaper]